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New iTunes · 9. September 2005, 19:52 by Michael Bravo

I succumbed to the call of the siren and upgraded to iTunes 5.0 on my Windows-based work notebook. That was a mistake. Before. I had a perfectly well-working installation of iTunes 4.9. Now I have no functional iTunes (and iPod, for that matter) service on that machine, because “Quicktime failed to initialize, error #-2093”. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling, to no avail. Apple’s own recommendations are impossible to follow, because they only apply to Quicktime 6, and there is no longer any such thing as “standalone Quicktime installer” they propose using in Safe mode. A colleague reported that, apparently, there are issues with installer auto-determining installation language (installing Dutch version for him, which he didn’t want, even though he IS located in The Netherlands); I can’t corroborate this myself though.

As for me, it looks like I only have two options at the moment – roll back to iTunes 4.9 (if there will be no unexpected obstacles there), or reinstall the whole operating system. Oh well, I might be getting a new notebook in a couple of weeks anyway.

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